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Published: 30 June 2005

378 Pages


ISBN: 9780199287239

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The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial

John H. Langbein

Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History

  • A great contribution to literature on the history of crime, the history of the legal profession, and the history of eighteenth century London
  • Highly topical explanation of the origins of the adversary criminal procedure, at a time when the merits of this procedure are being seriously questioned
  • A detailed and innovative exploration of one of the most distinctive features of the Anglo-American legal system